You may have noticed many websites and blogs talking about Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt 2012 recently. If you haven’t already looked at the website yourself to find out more about it, I’d like to share in this short post what it’s about and why I’m taking part.
The idea behind the hunt is to coincide with the British National Breastfeeding week from 24th – 30th June 2012, to raise awareness of breastfeeding, to add some fun and possibly win some fab prizes.. Various bloggers, who would like to share their breastfeeding stories and experiences, will write a post a week for the four weeks of June, focusing on a different theme each week. As well as the opportunity to find out information about the highs and lows of breastfeeding through reading these blog posts, there will be competitions to win various goodies related to breastfeeding, such as nursing tops bras, baby slings etc. You can read all about this on the central hunt website.
The overall goal of the hunt is for mums to share their views, experiences and knowledge of breastfeeding, so that other mums can make an informed choice about their own breastfeeding journey, and perhaps give them the confidence and information they need to achieve their personal breastfeeding goals, which many mums don’t achieve because they do not receive the right information, support and advice.
I agree wholeheartedly with this goal. I have been very fortunate that I have been able to successfully breastfeed all six of my children, with very few problems, although I know for many women this is not the case.
As you will already know if you follow my breastfeeding blog Breast 4 Babies, I am not a shove it down your throat type of girl and I understand that there are many women that would like to breastfeed, but for one reason or another are unable to. However, in some situations I do truly believe that it is a lack of support and information that has lead that woman to feel that she is unable to breastfeed. There is not enough information available before birth and limited resources mean that many areas do not have enough staff to support new mums, who are trying to get to grips with this wonderful experience.
The four topics shall be, including the title of my post in brackets
- Friday 1st June: The Benefits of Breastfeeding (according to Mandi)
- Friday 8th June: Mum to Mum sharing about Breastfeeding (Ten things your midwife or health visitor never told you about BF)
- Friday 15th June: Where to Get Support (Peer Supporters rock!)
- Friday 22nd June: Breastfeeding Beyond the First Month (There are three in the bed)
If you like the sound of my posts, please stop by Breast 4 Babies and read my posts, also there are some other fab bloggers taking part, and you may even win yourself some great prizes.